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H.R. Harmer, Inc. Sale - 3025

Nepal

India - Used Abroad
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
100 imageIndia ½a Blue, Used in Nepal, tied by 21 May 1868 "NEPAUL / 137" duplex to small folded letter to Patna, India; missed daily mail from Kathmandu so "TOO LATE" boxed marking on reverse (alongside arrival datestamp in red); also on reverse Devanagari number "// 74 //" talisman, reminding any unauthorized person that to break this "seal" would be a grave sin equal to the slaughter of 74 sacred cows, a rare and interesting piece of early Nepalese philately (Image 1)

100

SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 01:10 PM
First Period Printings, 1881 to 1885, on European Paper
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
101 image1, 1881 1a Ultramarine, Pin-perforated, bright and fresh single from Setting 1, position F8, exhibiting a major gash running from the upper righthand corner, full white o.g., a very attractive example of this desirable flaw, ex-Pattiz (Image 1)

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200

SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 01:11 PM
102 image1, 1881 1a Ultramarine, Pin-perforated, lower sheet margin containing horizontal pair and strip of 4 (positions H1-H4, H7-H8), showing decorative selvage on three sides (the first setting was the only one that included side inscriptions and ornamental borders), some reinforcements with one stamp reattached, an attractive exhibit piece, ex-Singer and illustrated in Singer p.47 (Image 1)

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750

SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 01:14 PM
103 image1, 1881 1a Ultramarine, Pin-perforated, fresh and vibrant single tied by Kathmandu swirl to April 25, 1885 cover to Kalaiya, origin datestamp and arrival marking on reverse, pin perforations visible on at least two sides but scissor separated otherwise, a rare and attractive cover, the latest of the five recorded 1a pin-perforated covers, ex-Singer, illustrated on Singer p.52, although he (mistakenly) did not recognize it as a pin-perforated stamp (Image 1) (Image 2)

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3,000

SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 01:14 PM
104 image2, 1881 2a Purple, Pin-perforated, upper-left sheet margin single from Setting 3 (position A1), bold impression, large part o.g., a scarce and choice positional piece, ex-Sanford (Image 1)

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300

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 01:16 PM
105 image2, 1881 2a Purple, Pin-perforated, bold and crisp impression on bright paper, pin-perforated on three sides and imperforate at left, Kathmandu cancel, rare and attractive, ex-Hellrigl (Image 1)

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350

SOLD for $575.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 01:17 PM
106 image2, 1881 2a Purple, Pin-perforated, horizontal pair and single used alongside 1a imperforate (#4), all tied by Rautahat hexagonal barred cancel (used at Kadarbin) to June 23, 1881 double weight registered cover to Kathmandu, stamps paying the rate of 2a postage + 5a registry fee; this cover has a paper pouch within the envelope which was hand-sewn closed, and side flaps were affixed with wax seals (later removed); unique in several regards, being the only known use of the 2a pin-perforated on cover and the only known multiple of any First Printing stamp on cover, one of the great rarities of Southern Asian philately, ex-Gupta, Singer (Image 1) (Image 2)

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20,000

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 01:17 PM
107 image3, 1881 4a Green, Pin-perforated, bold impression on fresh paper, cancelled by Kathmandu swirl, a true rarity, Hellrigl believed this to be the unique used example of this stamp, ex-Hellrigl (Image 1)

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1,000

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 01:18 PM
108 image1-3, 1881 1a-4a First Period Printings, Pin-perforated, choice set of all three values, each with o.g., all strong impressions on bright paper, an attractive matched set, 1a ex-Gupta with Flack certificate, 2a ex-Hellrigl, 4a ex-Singer (illustrated p.51) (Image 1)

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500

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 01:20 PM
109 image4, 1881 1a Blue, Imperforate, horizontal strip of three (Setting 1) with Kathmandu swirl, bold and attractive impression with rich color, large and balanced margins all around, largest reported used multiple of this stamp, an important showpiece, ex-Heddergott, Michael, Singer; illustrated in Singer p. 47 (Image 1)

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350

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 01:23 PM
110 image4, 1881 1a Blue, Imperforate, bright stamp with large margins, tied by blue Kalaiya barred hexagon cancel to June 16, 1881 cover to Kathmandu, datestamp and receiving mark on reverse; an important cover, this is the earliest reported use of the 1a imperforate, ex-Pattiz (Image 1) (Image 2)

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3,000

SOLD for $5,750.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 01:25 PM
111 image4, 1881 1a Blue, Imperforate, strong impression with large margins all around (Setting 1), Siraha barred hexagon ties to March 1886 cover to Kathmandu (arrival marking on reverse), an attractive and rare cover, ex-Hellrigl (Image 1) (Image 2)

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1,300

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 01:26 PM
112 image4, 1881 1a Blue, Imperforate, clear impression (Setting 1) with balanced margins, bold strike of Kadarban hexagonal barred handstamp in black ties stamp to June 25, 1881 cover to Kathmandu, arrival marking on reverse, an attractive cover, very early use of the first issue, ex-Hellrigl (Image 1) (Image 2)

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1,300

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 01:27 PM
113 image4, 1881 1a Blue, Imperforate, single (Setting 2) tied by bold Kathmandu swirl to July 1883 letter to Trisuli, with oval Kathmandu datestamp and Trisuli arrival cds. on reverse, small worm holes on reverse, scarce and attractive, ex-Hellrigl (Image 1) (Image 2)

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300

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 01:29 PM
114 image4, 1881 1a Blue, Imperforate, well-balanced single in a pretty pale shade (Setting 3), tied to January 1884 cover by black circular Butwal handstamp, with Kathmandu oval receiver on the reverse, clean and attractive, ex-Hellrigl (Image 1) (Image 2)

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1,000

SOLD for $3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 01:30 PM
115 image4, 1881 1a Blue, Imperforate, pretty pale shade (Setting 3), tied by fine strike of barred hexagonal Dolakha handstamp (earliest recorded usage) to November 1883 cover, Kathmandu arrival marking on reverse, scarce, ex-Hellrigl (Image 1) (Image 2)

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700

SOLD for $2,400.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 01:33 PM
116 image5, 1881 2a Purple, Imperforate, Setting 2 lower right marginal block of 8 (positions G5-G8/H5-H8) with partial inscription on both sides, bright and fresh color, light creases impact margins and bottom row of stamps (do not detract from this attractive block), a scarce and desirable position piece, ex-Singer, illustrated in Singer p. 49 (Image 1)

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600

SOLD for $2,400.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 01:35 PM
117 image5, 1881 2a Purple, Imperforate, vertical strip of three with bold circular Dhankuta cancels, center stamp (position C6) inverted, minor faults including a tear in the margin of the top stamp and a thin in the middle (inverted) stamp, otherwise Very Fine appearance; this strip is significant for several reasons: the only inverted cliche in the first issue of Nepal occurred in Setting 3 of the 2a denomination, and only two unused pairs and this strip are known; additionally, a strip of three is the largest used multiple of any of the 1881-85 printings; fittingly, Hellrigl stated "this strip is one of the greatest rarities of Nepal," 1994 Hellrigl AIEP certificate, ex-Singer and illustrated in Singer p.50 (Image 1) (Image 2)

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8,000

SOLD for $16,000.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 01:37 PM
118 image5, 1881 2a Purple, Imperforate, crisp impression in a pretty shade, tied by Kathmandu swirl to June 13, 1881 double weight cover to General Shamsher in Palpa, reverse with Palpa receiving cancel, ideal for exhibition, this is the earliest of six reported uses of the First Period 2a on cover and the earliest reported use of any imperforate issue of Nepal on cover, ex-Hellrigl (Image 1) (Image 2)

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4,500

SOLD for $4,500.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 01:38 PM
119 image5, 1881 2a Purple, Imperforate, bright and fresh stamp tied by Kalaiya handstamp (Hellrigl Type II) to October 1889 double weight cover to Kathmandu, arrival cds. on reverse, an attractive cover, latest known use of this stamp, ex-Hellrigl (Image 1) (Image 2)

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2,000

SOLD for $4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 01:40 PM

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